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Sketching & painting during first week of Phase 2


So glad to be sketching outside again! Thankfully things are beginning to open up a bit. The conundrum is the balance between possibility and probability. There is a possibility of becoming infected anytime I have contact with the world outside … Continue reading

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Ma grande aventure virtualle – the final leg


Ma grande aventure virtualle with sketching was a bit like planning for a trip. Travel agents, tours, and cruises have their place, but it is a limited one in my mind because the planning is an integral part of the … Continue reading

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Diamond Knot, at Mukilteo


One of the oldest buildings on the Mukilteo waterfront is the DiamondKnot Brewpub. Originally it was a bus barn, as evidenced by the beams, brick, and roll-up door. It’s first role as a pub was Cheers Too. In the 1990’s … Continue reading

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Christmas in Mukilteo


The city Christmas tree sits on the hill overlooking Lighthouse Park, a beautiful site for this time of year.

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Sun on the Cascades


I have bee painting the mountains that I have hiked and enjoyed in my life, here are a few. Can you identify them?

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Sunset on Mt. Rainer


This is bit of a different composition for me. I saw similar coloring of Mt. Rainer in a photo, it inspired me to play with the idea and add a bit of connection to the water of Puget Sound or … Continue reading

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Fall colors and bare branches


Looking out the window on a blustery fall morning. An abstract collage of color with bare branches crisscrossing the scene.

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Testing a new tripod


Most of the time my lap has supported my sketchpad and paints. I like to travel light so that works well. Yet after seeing so many urban and travel sketchers use a tripod for sketching I had to give it … Continue reading

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Sketching in Mukilteo


It is so pleasant living in a town by Puget Sound. Here are some recent sketches. The Red Cup Cafe is a popular place for locals. It sits on the hill above the waterfront giving a sweeping view of the … Continue reading

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Summer day at the Arboretum


Washington Park Arboretum is one of the gems of Seattle. I walked along Azalea Way, dazzling colors all around. This old gnarled tree caught my attention.

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